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Taking Epilex for epilepsy. Why does patient become unconscious and cannot talk?

hi, my father in law is suffering from epilepsy since last year july 2nd and consuming epilex chrono 300 mg per day, he has seizure once and recently has developed binswanger s disease, has to take 1000 mg cpilex chrono daily since last 20 days. he is in hospital, but doctor cannot judge the actual disease to why he becomes unconscious sometimes to the extent he cannot talk. please suggest
Asked On : Tue, 23 Oct 2012
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dear sir probably the symptoms are not epileptic seizure.Bitswanger is a neurodegenerative desease and the patient should be treated with neuroprotective drugs such as piracetam and if they are not effective memantine and antidepressant drugs should be started.Wish you all the best
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